Kyle Kendrick SP COL 3 days ago
Kendrick gave up four runs over seven innings but didn't factor into the decision Wednesday against the Padres.
Kendrick gave up solo homers to Yangervis Solarte and Wil Myers in the outing, but did well for the most part in mitigating the damage in his second appearance of the season at Coors Field. The start represent a vast improvement over the results Kendrick had generated over his previous two turns, though it shouldn't be taken as a sign of what's to come. Opposing batters are hitting .309 against the right-hander this season, and with neither a fluky BABIP (.324) nor a poor strand rate (70.6%) to assign blame, expect Kendrick's ERA and WHIP to remain inflated.
Kyle Kendrick SP COL 1 week ago
Kendrick was lit up for six runs on seven hits and four walks over 4.2 innings Friday against the Dodgers.
Kendrick never had much of a shot at coming away with the win Friday with reigning Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw taking the hill for the Dodgers, but the Rockies were hoping he'd at least submit a more competitive effort. After tossing seven shutout innings against the Brewers on Opening Day, Kendrick has since been tagged for 14 runs over his last two turns.
Kyle Kendrick SP COL 2 weeks ago
Kendrick was torched for eight runs (all earned) on eights hits and five walks over five innings to take the loss Saturday against the Cubs.
Suffice to say that Kendrick's first taste of Coors Field didn't go well, as he served up three solo home runs and gave up two additional extra-base hits in his second start of the season. The right-hander usually does a decent job of keeping the ball on the ground (career 46 GB%), but his propensity for yielding contact could nonetheless continue to prove toxic at the MLB's most hitter-friendly ballpark. Dismal outings such as Saturday's could become a common occurrence this season.
Kyle Kendrick SP COL 3 weeks ago
Kendrick wowed in his Opening Day start, shutting out the Brewers over seven innings to earn the win Monday.
Kendrick posted a strong 2.45 ERA this spring, and carried over that success by striking out six in his seven innings of work. The former Phillie will look to keep the good times rolling against the Cubs this weekend.
Kyle Kendrick SP COL 1 month ago
Kendrick will serve as the Rockies' Opening Day starter April 6 against the Brewers, MLB.com reports.
With Jorge De La Rosa battling a groin injury and potentially on track to miss his first turn in the rotation, Kendrick will kick off the 2015 season for the Rockies on the heels of a strong spring training. The right-hander stymied the Diamondbacks during Sunday's Cactus League outing (two hits, one walk, and no runs allowed over four innings), and has posted a 2.45 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in his 11 innings. The Rockies believe that Kendrick's groundball tendencies will enable him to thrive at Coors Field, but his lack of strikeouts and dependence on a low BABIP to find success won't make him an appealing target in fantasy drafts.
Kyle Kendrick SP COL 2 months ago
Kendrick had a solid outing for the Rockies' split-squad team Tuesday against the Mariners, yielding no runs over two innings while scattering two hits and striking out three batters.
Perhaps more notable than the strikeouts were the three groundball outs Kendrick generated, production that will need to be maintained in order for the right-hander to thrive at Coors Field. Kendrick got off to a rough start to the spring in his Cactus League debut last week, but the Rockies should be encouraged by his swift rebound Tuesday. With the club seemingly content to have stud prospects Eddie Butler and Jon Gray open the season on the farm, Kendrick figures to have a line on a rotation spot.
Kyle Kendrick SP COL 3 months ago
Kendrick agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Rockies on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.
The right-hander can also earn an additional $500,000 if he reaches 190 innings, a number he surpassed for the first time in 2014. Kendrick hasn't turned in an xFIP under 4.00 in any of his eight major league seasons, and there's very little to suggest a skills breakout could be coming in his age-30 campaign. While he does own a slightly above-average 46.1% groundball rate for his career, Kendrick will make for an unappealing option even in NL-only leagues.
Kyle Kendrick SP COL 6 months ago
Kendrick filed for free agency on Thursday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Kendrick went 10-13 with a 4.61 ERA and a 121:57 K:BB ratio in 199 innings for the Phillies this season. The Phillies are not expected to make a push to re-sign him.
Kyle Kendrick SP COL 7 months ago
Kendrick picked up his 10th win of the season Wednesday versus the Marlins, giving up one run on six hits with one walk and two strikeouts over seven innings.
Kendrick ends his season on a high note with a 2.78 ERA in September and allowing one run or fewer in three of his final five starts. Overall, the right-hander owns a 4.61 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 121:57 K:BB ratio on the year.
Kyle Kendrick SP COL 7 months ago
Kendrick (9-13) took the loss Thursday in San Diego, allowing six hits, five walks and three runs in five innings. He struck out two.
While Kendrick turns in a solid start here and there, poor outings like this are all too common. His stats this year are pretty much in line with his career numbers, which are those of a subpar pitcher. And yet the Phillies have been loyally rolling him out there since 2007.